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ISTA

Issta LinesTASE:ISTA Stock Report

Market Cap

₪1.1b

7D

19.6%

1Y

117.6%

Updated

26 Oct, 2021

Data

Company Financials
ISTA fundamental analysis
Snowflake Score
Valuation2/6
Future Growth0/6
Past Performance3/6
Financial Health0/6
Dividends0/6

ISTA Overview

Issta Lines Ltd. provides travel and tourism services to private and business customers, groups, and organizations in Israel and internationally.

Price History & Performance

Summary of all time highs, changes and price drops for Issta Lines
Historical stock prices
Current Share Price₪78.83
52 Week High₪35.30
52 Week Low₪79.50
Beta1.01
1 Month Change19.53%
3 Month Change21.17%
1 Year Change117.58%
3 Year Change33.29%
5 Year Change11.75%
Change since IPO1,259.14%

Recent News & Updates

Jun 01
Is Issta Lines (TLV:ISTA) Weighed On By Its Debt Load?

Is Issta Lines (TLV:ISTA) Weighed On By Its Debt Load?

Howard Marks put it nicely when he said that, rather than worrying about share price volatility, 'The possibility of...

Mar 03
Is Issta Lines (TLV:ISTA) Using Debt Sensibly?

Is Issta Lines (TLV:ISTA) Using Debt Sensibly?

The external fund manager backed by Berkshire Hathaway's Charlie Munger, Li Lu, makes no bones about it when he says...

Shareholder Returns

ISTAIL HospitalityIL Market
7D19.6%2.4%2.1%
1Y117.6%57.1%52.9%

Return vs Industry: ISTA exceeded the IL Hospitality industry which returned 52.2% over the past year.

Return vs Market: ISTA exceeded the IL Market which returned 49.1% over the past year.

Price Volatility

Is ISTA's price volatile compared to industry and market?
ISTA volatility
ISTA Beta1.01
Industry Beta1.24
Market Beta1

Stable Share Price: ISTA is not significantly more volatile than the rest of IL stocks over the past 3 months, typically moving +/- 5% a week.

Volatility Over Time: ISTA's weekly volatility (5%) has been stable over the past year.

About the Company

FoundedEmployeesCEOWebsite
1956n/aAchishai Galhttps://www.issta.co.il

Issta Lines Ltd. provides travel and tourism services to private and business customers, groups, and organizations in Israel and internationally. It offers outbound and domestic tourism services, including scheduled flights, charter flights, vacation packages, organized trips, ski vacations, sports, music, and cruises, as well as complementary services, such as hotels, car rentals, visas, and student cards. The company offers its products through 60 branches in Israel, as well as through call centers and online.

Issta Lines Fundamentals Summary

How do Issta Lines's earnings and revenue compare to its market cap?
ISTA fundamental statistics
Market Cap₪1.08b
Earnings (TTM)₪57.41m
Revenue (TTM)₪52.29m

18.9x

P/E Ratio

20.7x

P/S Ratio

Earnings & Revenue

Key profitability statistics from the latest earnings report
ISTA income statement (TTM)
Revenue₪52.29m
Cost of Revenue₪22.47m
Gross Profit₪29.82m
Expenses-₪27.59m
Earnings₪57.41m

Last Reported Earnings

Jun 30, 2021

Next Earnings Date

n/a

Earnings per share (EPS)4.17
Gross Margin57.03%
Net Profit Margin109.80%
Debt/Equity Ratio178.0%

How did ISTA perform over the long term?

See historical performance and comparison

Valuation

Is Issta Lines undervalued compared to its fair value and its price relative to the market?

18.89x

Price to Earnings (PE) ratio


Share Price vs. Fair Value

Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ISTA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.

Significantly Below Fair Value: Insufficient data to calculate ISTA's fair value to establish if it is undervalued.


Price To Earnings Ratio

PE vs Industry: ISTA is good value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the Asian Hospitality industry average (29.7x).

PE vs Market: ISTA is poor value based on its PE Ratio (18.9x) compared to the IL market (15x).


Price to Earnings Growth Ratio

PEG Ratio: Insufficient data to calculate ISTA's PEG Ratio to determine if it is good value.


Price to Book Ratio

PB vs Industry: ISTA is good value based on its PB Ratio (1.6x) compared to the IL Hospitality industry average (2.9x).


Future Growth

How is Issta Lines forecast to perform in the next 1 to 3 years based on estimates from 0 analysts?

55.1%

Forecasted Consumer Services industry annual growth in earnings


In this section we usually present revenue and earnings growth projections based on the consensus estimates of professional analysts to help investors understand the company’s ability to generate profit. But as Issta Lines has not provided enough past data and has no analyst forecast, its future earnings cannot be reliably calculated by extrapolating past data or using analyst predictions.

This is quite a rare situation as 97% of companies covered by SimplyWall St do have past financial data.


Past Performance

How has Issta Lines performed over the past 5 years?

-0.5%

Historical annual earnings growth


Earnings and Revenue History

Quality Earnings: ISTA has a large one-off gain of ₪53.0M impacting its June 30 2021 financial results.

Growing Profit Margin: ISTA's current net profit margins are higher than last year (8.9%).


Past Earnings Growth Analysis

Earnings Trend: ISTA's earnings have declined by 0.5% per year over the past 5 years.

Accelerating Growth: ISTA's earnings growth over the past year (75.6%) exceeds its 5-year average (-0.5% per year).

Earnings vs Industry: ISTA earnings growth over the past year (75.6%) exceeded the Hospitality industry 27.2%.


Return on Equity

High ROE: ISTA's Return on Equity (10.1%) is considered low.


Financial Health

How is Issta Lines's financial position?


Financial Position Analysis

Short Term Liabilities: ISTA's short term assets (₪309.3M) do not cover its short term liabilities (₪588.8M).

Long Term Liabilities: ISTA's short term assets (₪309.3M) do not cover its long term liabilities (₪910.3M).


Debt to Equity History and Analysis

Debt Level: ISTA's debt to equity ratio (178%) is considered high.

Reducing Debt: ISTA's debt to equity ratio has increased from 162.5% to 178% over the past 5 years.

Debt Coverage: ISTA's operating cash flow is negative, therefore debt is not well covered.

Interest Coverage: Insufficient data to determine if ISTA's interest payments on its debt are well covered by EBIT.


Balance Sheet


Dividend

What is Issta Lines's current dividend yield, its reliability and sustainability?


Dividend Yield vs Market

Notable Dividend: Unable to evaluate ISTA's dividend yield against the bottom 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.

High Dividend: Unable to evaluate ISTA's dividend yield against the top 25% of dividend payers, as the company has not reported any recent payouts.


Stability and Growth of Payments

Stable Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ISTA's dividends per share have been stable in the past.

Growing Dividend: Insufficient data to determine if ISTA's dividend payments have been increasing.


Current Payout to Shareholders

Dividend Coverage: ISTA is not paying a notable dividend for the IL market.


Future Payout to Shareholders

Future Dividend Coverage: No need to calculate the sustainability of ISTA's dividend in 3 years as they are not forecast to pay a notable one for the IL market.


Next Steps

Management

How experienced are the management team and are they aligned to shareholders interests?

9.9yrs

Average board tenure


CEO

Achishai Gal (67 yo)

26.08yrs

Tenure

₪1,016,151

Compensation

Mr. Achishai Gal has been the Chief Executive Officer of ISSTA Lines Ltd. since September 01, 1995.


CEO Compensation Analysis

Compensation vs Market: Achishai's total compensation ($USD317.62K) is below average for companies of similar size in the IL market ($USD663.90K).

Compensation vs Earnings: Achishai's compensation has been consistent with company performance over the past year.


Board Members

Experienced Board: ISTA's board of directors are considered experienced (9.9 years average tenure).


Ownership

Who are the major shareholders and have insiders been buying or selling?


Insider Trading Volume

Insider Buying: Insufficient data to determine if insiders have bought more shares than they have sold in the past 3 months.


Ownership Breakdown

Dilution of Shares: Shareholders have not been meaningfully diluted in the past year.


Top Shareholders

Company Information

Issta Lines Ltd.'s employee growth, exchange listings and data sources


Key Information

  • Name: Issta Lines Ltd.
  • Ticker: ISTA
  • Exchange: TASE
  • Founded: 1956
  • Industry: Hotels, Resorts and Cruise Lines
  • Sector: Consumer Services
  • Market Cap: ₪1.084b
  • Shares outstanding: 13.75m
  • Website: https://www.issta.co.il

Number of Employees


Location

  • Issta Lines Ltd.
  • 8 Menorat HaMaor Street
  • Tel Aviv
  • Israel

Listings


Company Analysis and Financial Data Status

All financial data provided by Standard & Poor's Capital IQ.
DataLast Updated (UTC time)
Company Analysis2021/10/26 21:17
End of Day Share Price2021/10/26 00:00
Earnings2021/06/30
Annual Earnings2020/12/31


Unless specified all financial data is based on a yearly period but updated quarterly. This is known as Trailing Twelve Month (TTM) or Last Twelve Month (LTM) Data. Learn more here.